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Only 13% of World’s Oceans Remain Wild

Only 13% of World’s Oceans Remain Wild

A new study has unveiled humanity’s sweeping impact on the world’s oceans. Commercial fishing, climate change, agricultural runoff and other human-caused stressors have wiped out nearly 90 percent of Earth’s marine wilderness, researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Queensland, Australia revealed. Just 13 percent of the world’s seas […]

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    Park Ranger Murdered While Protecting Critically Endangered Gorillas

    Park Ranger Murdered While Protecting Critically Endangered Gorillas

    A wildlife ranger tasked with protecting critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas was killed this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kahuzi Biega National Park, Mongabay reported. Munganga Nzonga Jacques, 26, died Oct. 4 in an area in the Tshivanga region of the park, an area previously believed to be safe for the gorillas, showing the […]

    Humans Destroyed 10% of Earth’s Wilderness in Just 20 Years

    Humans Destroyed 10% of Earth’s Wilderness in Just 20 Years

    Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years. They demonstrate alarming losses comprising a tenth of global wilderness since the 1990s—an area twice the size of Alaska and half the size of the Amazon. The Amazon and Central Africa have been hardest […]